1. Home
  2. >> Dog Food Reviews
  3. >> K9 Natural

K9 Natural Hoki & Beef Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

K9 Natural Hoki & Beef Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Christchurch, New Zealand
Parent company
NATURAL PET FOOD GROUP
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $32.25
Cost per day: $0.81
Primary proteins
  • Hoki
  • Beef
  • Beef Liver
  • Beef Spleen

Ingredients

Hoki, Beef, Beef Tripe, Beef Liver, Beef Spleen, Beef Kidney, Beef Heart, Beef Blood, Eggs, Sunflower Oil, Flaxseed Flakes, Brown Kelp, New Zealand Green Mussel, Pumpkin, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Potassium Sulphate, Dried Kelp, Apples, Pears, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Magnesium Oxide, Selenium Yeast, Copper Proteinate, Magnese Proteinate, Beta-Carotein, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

Loading
54%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 55%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 85%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 6%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 63%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 58%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 30%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

Loading

Protein: 46%

Fat: 35%

Fiber: 2.5%

Moisture: 8%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 8.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

Loading

Protein: 50%

Fat: 38.04%

Fiber: 2.72%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 9.24%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Loading

Protein: 32.97%

Fat: 60.93%

Carb: 6.09%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Cons
  • Low in moisture
  • The brand has had multiple recalls over recent years

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to K9 Natural since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

K9 Natural - Pet food (04/16/2018) -+
Date:04/16/2018
Company Name:K9 Natural Ltd
Product Description:Pet food
Recall Reason:Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
K9 Natural - Pet food (04/07/2020) -+
Date:04/07/2020
Company Name:K9 Natural Ltd
Product Description:Pet food
Recall Reason:Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Ingredient Review

Our review of K9 Natural Hoki & Beef Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Hoki. Hoki is meat from hoki fish, typically sourced off the coast of New Zealand. The hoki n pet food, treats, and supplements is a good source of protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and Omega-3 fatty acid, which can help keep your pet’s heart, joints, skin, and coat healthy.

The second ingredient is Beef. Beef is meat from any cattle breed. In pet food, beef can be fresh, freeze-dried, dehydrated, ground, or finely processed into beef meal.

The third ingredient is Beef Tripe. Beef tripe is lining from a cow’s stomach. In pet food, beef tripe can serve as a source of protein, vitamins, and minerals including vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium.

The fourth ingredient is Beef Liver. Beef liver is organ meat from any cattle breed. The beef liver in pet food is a source of protein, iron, and many other essential nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Beef Spleen. Beef spleen is an organ meat from any breed of cattle. While it might not sound appetizing to us, the beef spleen in pet food is an excellent source of protein, iron, B vitamins, and other fat-soluble vitamins including A, D, K, and E.

When we analyzed the ingredients in K9 Natural Hoki & Beef Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$32.25$16.06+101%
Price per 100 kcal$1.35$1.59-15%
Price per day$0.81$0.96-16%

K9 Natural Hoki & Beef Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food is priced below the average market price for fresh frozen dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared K9 Natural Hoki & Beef Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food to the other 202 fresh frozen dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein50%44.59%+12%
DM Fat38.04%27.57%+38%
DM Fiber2.72%4.64%-41%
DM Carb9.24%22.85%-60%
Caloric Content5280 kcal/kg4078 kcal/kg+29%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s high in protein with high fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other Fresh Frozen Dog Foods.

Leave a Review